Curriculum Vitae

Lisa Jennings (b. 1962, US)

Group Exhibitions

2019 January Grand Re-Opening L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2018 July Group Exhibition L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2017 June Group Exhibition L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2016 January, “10th Anniversary Show”, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2015 December, “Artists From the Fork”, Selected Group, Leiper’s Fork, TN

2015 December, “Home for the Holidays”, Selected Group Exhibition, The Governor’s Mansion, Nashville, TN

2014 December Group Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2014 July Group Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2013 “Art Connects Us” WAMT, Chromatics Gallery, Nashville, TN

2012 December Group Exhibition, L.Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2012 July Group Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2012 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2012 “Saints, Goddesses and Bodhisattvas” Group Show, Marney Sheridan Gallery, TN

2011 July Group Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2011 “9 to Watch”, Group Show, Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2011 Grand Opening Show, Nina Kurzina Fine Art, Nashville, TN

2010 December Group Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2010 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2009 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2008 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2007 “Holiday Group Exhibition”, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN 2006 “Two Travelers”, Duo Exhibit, Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN

2006 “Group Exhibition”, Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN

2006 “Anniversary Exhibition”, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2006 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2005 Grand Opening Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN

2005 “Duende Sculpture Exhibition, Group Show, ArtForms, Memphis, TN

2005 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2004 Group Sculpture Show, ArtForms, Memphis, TN

2004 “Metal, Sticks and Stones”, Group Sculpture Show, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

2004 “Consider The Cross”, Grace Chapel, Franklin, TN

2003 “Summer Sculpture Show”, Group Exhibition, ArtForms Gallery, Memphis, TN

2002 “Glory Be”, Group Exhibition, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, Ohio

2002 “Being Peace”, Solo Exhibition, ArtForms Gallery, Memphis, TN

2002 ArtForms Gallery Opening, Memphis, TN

2001 “Art Santa Fe”, Santa Fe, NM

2001 “The Blue Show”, Group Exhibit, Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 February Customs House Museum
2018 September L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2017 September “Rock-Paper-Wood” Solo exhibition L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2016 “Sanctuaries” Solo exhibition L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2015 “Lisa’s Intimate Paper Pieces”, Solo Exhibition, Atelier-Upton Salon, Nashville, Nashville, TN
2014 “Field of Dreams” Solo Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2012 “Wings of Change”, Solo Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2010 “Presence”, Solo Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2009 “Footprints of the Ancient”, Solo Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2008 “Memory and Belonging”, Solo Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2007 “Threshold”, Solo Exhibition, L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2006 Solo Opening Exhibition, Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2004 “Sanctuary” Solo Exhibition, ArtForms, Memphis, TN
2003 “Quiet Earth”, Solo Exhibition, ArtForms Gallery, Memphis, TN
2001 “Eternal Now”, Solo Exhibition, Grace Place, Memphis, TN
2001 “Land of Souls”, Solo Exhibition, Lyons View Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2000 “Link to the Ancient”, Solo Exhibition, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

Selected Duo Exhibitions

2018 Quietly Comes the Muse, Duo Exhibition, L Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2017 Found-Created Two by Two Mentor/Mentee Show, Marnie Sheridan Gallery, Nashville, TN
2015 May, Sisters Duo Show L. Ross Gallery, Memphis, TN
2013 “Inhabiting Wonder” Duo Show, Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN
2009 Bennett Gallery, Duo Exhibition, Bennett Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2006 “Two Travelers”, Duo Exhibit, Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN
2005 “Synthesis”, Duo Exhibition, Bennett Gallery, Nashville, TN
2004 “A Common Destiny”, Duo Exhibition, Leipers Creek Gallery, TN

Bibliography

2017
Stoppellbein, Annie “Lisa Jennings, New Work from the Sculptor/Artist Reflects Her World Travels”
Nashville Arts Magazine, May 2017 pg. 43
2015
Neimeyer, Robert A., Techniques of Grief Therapy, Cover Art Work
2014
Neimeyer, Robert A., Thompson, Barbara Grief and Expressive Arts, Chapter on “Enso Group”
2012
Neimeyer, Robert A., Techniques of Grief Therapy Cover
2011
Collette, Sophie: “Lisa Jennings, Primitive Modern” Nashville Arts Magazine, May 2011, page 40
2010
Stout, Vickie: “Art On the Lawn Draws a Crowd”, Williamson A.M., October 31, 2010, page 12W
Dennison, Leah: “Rock, Paper, Chainsaw” Franklin Life Magazine, January 2011, Cover and page 12
2009
Neimeyer, Robert A., The Art of Longing, Selected Poems, Cover, pages iv, viii, 2, 29, 64, 66
The Memphis Flyer, Calendar of Events, April 30 – May 6, 2009, page 51
2008
The Memphis Flyer,Calendar of Events, January 31 – February 6, 2008, page 36
Harman, Steven S.: “Sacred Sites Inspire Artist” Williamson A.M., The Tennesseean, February 2, 2008, page 10W
Koeppel, Fredric: “Jennings Exhibition Offers Connection to the Past” The Commercial Appeal, Art Review, February 22, 2008, page 27
Hills & Hamlets, Cover March 2008
2007
Stout, Catherine: “A Case For the Future”, The Commercial Appeal, January 13, 2007, page C2
Knowles, Carol: “Up Close and Personal” The Memphis Flyer, February 2007, page 35
2006
“Bennett Galleries”, ArtGalleries & Artists of the South, vol. 4, issue 3, 2006. pages 37 and 79
Campbell, Laurie: “Arist in Residence, Lisa Jennings, Sculptor”, Hills & Hamlets, November 2006, page 6
2005
Iverson, Kristen D. (Editor-In-Chief), River City, Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-fiction and Visual Art
University of Memphis, Department of English, Fall 2005, Volume 25, Issue 2, page 97
Bradford-Epstein, Jennifer: “Home Design, Art”, Greater Knoxville Homes & Living, vol. 2, issue 3, April 2005, page 23
2004
Hunter, Laurie: “Artist in Residence, Profile: Anton Weiss and Lisa Jennings” Leiper’s Fork Life, vol. 3, issue 3, March 2004, page 4
Anderson, Catherine: “Portrait of an Artist Community”, Leiper’s Fork Life, vol. 3, issue 3, March 2004, page 1
“Neighborly News” Leiper’s Fork Life, vol. 2, issue 4, April 2004, page 5
“Uptown and Down Home”, Williamson A.M. The Tennessean, May 2, 2004, page 12
2002
Phillips, Bianca: “United Peacekeepers” The Memphis Flyer, October 2, 2002
2001
Stivender, Knight: “New Mother Nature” Williamson A.M.. The Tennessean, March 21, 2001
2000
Southerland, Curtis, Visual Arts Gallery Director, The Renaissance Center News, January 9, 2000
Esteves-Moore, Barbara: “Odds plus ends equals art”, Williamson A.M.. The Tennessean, July 12, 2000, page 4W

Collections

Nancy Ranair Interiors, 5th Avenue, NYC
Activated Metals Knoxville, TN
Al Gore (Vice President of United States)
Columbia, TN Baptist Hospital
Nashville, TN Cathedral of the Incarnation
Nashville, TN Commercial Bank & Trust
Memphis, TN Cummins Md-south
Memphis, TN Landers and Associates
Memphis, TN Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Memphis, TN M.K. Ghandi Institute for Nonviolence
Rochester, NY Nahan, Saharovich & Trotz
Memphis, TN National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, TN Professor Robert E. Niemeyer
Portland, OR Ring Container
Oakland, TN Sentry, LLC
Memphis, TN Tennessee State Museum
Nashville, TN Private collections in California, Illinois, NYC, Tennessee, Virginia, Ireland and Australia

Education

Art & Soul Teacher Training, Nashville, TN
Nossi School of Art, Nashville, TN
Jackson St Community College, Jackson, TN
Nashville Technical Institute, Nashville, TN
Farmhouse Artist, Townsend, TN

Study & Teaching Abroad

Study Abroad: 2004 – one month, 2005 2 – months, 2006 3 – months. Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland Specific area of interest early Chiristianity, Celtic neolithic-paleolithic blending, Ireland as a living museum experiencing the historic landscape, people, the arts and music of the area. Took evening and day classes at The Burren College of Art. Multiple field studies, prints, watercolors and torn paper pieces.

Study and Teaching Abroad: 2009, 2 weeks Fez, Morocco International Festival of Sacred Music Celebration. Special interest experiencing music from multiple religions all over the world, witnessing the expression of music, art and dance of the region. Learning the history of a country that has lived peacefully with 3 denominations of Muslims, Christians and Jews. Taught painted journal to fellow travelers.

Study and Teaching Abroad: 2010; 6 weeks camping: The Kimberly Region, Australia Special area of interest, visiting sacred rock art sites, multiple sites with private safari guide a specialist of Aboriginal History, learned bush plants, medicine, birds and fauna. Taught mixed media art to fellow travelers throughout the six week journey with acrylic, watercolors and graphics plus ochres and bark from the land. 

Volunteer Work and Teaching 

Volunteer work: Gilda’s Club worked with cancer patients with my expressive arts training through my process of the painted journal. 

Volunteer work: Vanderbilt Oncology Department with expressive arts committee creating a celebration art project of prayers and affirmations on canvas that is permanently displayed in the cancer center at Vanderbilt. 

The Sunny Day Club: Sharing the gift of art with elderly dementia and Alzheimer’s clients once a month. I have created art play exercises for sensory of touch, color, texture, shape and eye/hand coordination using simple art supplies and organic materials from nature. 

Teaching: Enso Group, 2010, 2011, 2012 Taught in my studio expressive arts through my process of the painted journal for group of cancer survivors. 

Group teaching on location in my studio 2014, 2015 , 2016- through current Teaching on location in my studio, mixed media, abstract expressionism, pigmented and printed paper workshops, painted journal sessions. 

Mentoring

Regina Davidson, apprentice 2015 – 2018
Chris Harsch, apprentice May 2018

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